Colin Evans (rugby)

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Colin Evans
Personal information
Full name Colin Evans
Born 20 November 1936
Blaenavon, Wales
Died 23 November 1992 (aged 56)
Leeds, England
Playing information
Rugby union
Position Scrum-half
Club
Years Team Pld T G FG P
Blaenavon RFC
≤1955–55 Tredegar RFC
1955–58 Newport RFC
1958–60 Pontypool RFC
Total 0 0 0 0 0
Representative
Years Team Pld T G FG P
1960 Wales 1
Rugby league
Position Scrum-half/Halfback
Club
Years Team Pld T G FG P
1960–≥63 Leeds
≤1969–≥72 Keighley 165
Total 165 0 0 0 0
Representative
Years Team Pld T G FG P
Rest of the World
1963–69 Wales 2
Coaching information
Club
Years Team Gms W D L W%
1972–≥76 Keighley (assistant)
Source: rugbyleagueproject.org

Colin Evans (20 November 1936 — 23 November 1992 (aged 56)) born in Blaenavon, was a Welsh dual-code international rugby union and professional rugby league footballer of the 1960s and '70s, playing representative level rugby union (RU) for Wales, and at club level for Blaenavon RFC, Tredegar RFC, Newport RFC, and Pontypool RFC, as a Scrum-half, i.e. number 9, and playing representative level rugby league (RL) for Wales, and Rest of the World, and at club level for Leeds, and Keighley, as a Scrum-half/Halfback, i.e. number 7,[1] and at club level was assistant coach at Keighley, he died in Leeds.

Playing career[edit]

International honours[edit]

Colin Evans won a cap for Wales (RU) while at Pontypool in 1960 in the 6-14 defeat by England at Twickenham Stadium on Saturday 16 January 1960, won 2 caps for Wales (RL) in 1963–1969 while at Leeds, and Keighley, and played for Rest of the World against France.[2]

Championship final appearances[edit]

Colin Evans played Scrum-half/Halfback, and scored a try in Leeds' 25-10 victory over Warrington in the Championship final during the 1960–61 season at Odsal Stadium, Bradford on Saturday 20 May 1961.

County Cup final appearances[edit]

Colin Evans played Scrum-half/Halfback in Leeds' 9-19 defeat by Wakefield Trinity in the 1961 Yorkshire Cup final during the 1961–62 season at Odsal Stadium, Bradford on Saturday 11 November 1961.

Club career[edit]

In a "merry-go-round", in 1957 Colin Evans lost his Newport RFC Scrum-half place to Brian Scrivens, and so Evans joined Pontypool RFC, where he displaced Billy Watkins[1], and so Watkins joined Newport RFC, where he displaced Scrivens, a similar pattern occurred for Wales, Watkins won a cap in 1959 against France, Scrivens then displaced Watkins in the Welsh trial, but joined Wigan (RL) on the verge of a cap in October 1959, Evans displaced Watkins for cap in 1960 against England.[3]

Honoured at Keighley Cougars[edit]

Colin Evans is a Keighley Cougars Hall Of Fame Inductee.[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Williams, Graham; Lush, Peter; Farrar, David (2009). The British Rugby League Records Book. London League. pp. 108–114. ISBN 978-1-903659-49-6. 
  2. ^ "Statistics at espnscrum.com". espnscrum.com. 31 December 2011. Retrieved 1 January 2012. 
  3. ^ "Brian Scrivens Profile at blackandambers.co.uk". blackandambers.co.uk. 31 December 2014. Retrieved 1 January 2015. 
  4. ^ "Cougars: Gates and Evans join Hall of Fame". thetelegraphandargus.co.uk. 31 December 2011. Retrieved 1 January 2012. 

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